Peter Mc Mahon

<span style=”color: #163c42; font-family: ‘Hind Madurai’, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;”>I enjoyed reading “The Role of Global Citizens in Today’s World”. It highlights the difficulties that many young Irish people face today and it also shows us the importance and need for development education. Global citizenship needs to be promoted in schools from a young age, and we as teachers are vital to this.</span>

<span style=”color: #163c42; font-family: ‘Hind Madurai’, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;”>I teach in a Community National School in Dublin where we have a very culturally diverse school community and students from various different backgrounds. Our school values inclusiveness, as well as a respect and understanding for the beliefs and backgrounds of others. We celebrate and explore these through a number of initiatives and activities throughout the year, such as hosting an intercultural day annually whereby children and their families celebrate their country of origin. This, as well as the influx of pupils from war torn countries such as Ukraine, highlights the need for children to be educated on global citizenship to help them to create an awareness and to develop empathy towards others.</span>

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